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Huge response to Sanjay Singh?s rally

THE CONGRESS could not remain a mute spectator to people?s misery in Uttar Pradesh where democracy had become a joke in absence of law and order, said senior Congress leader, Dr Sanjay Singh, while addressing a dharna at Rajeev Gandhi park in Sultanpur on Tuesday.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 01:35 IST
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THE CONGRESS could not remain a mute spectator to people’s misery in Uttar Pradesh where democracy had become a joke in absence of law and order, said senior Congress leader, Dr Sanjay Singh, while addressing a dharna at Rajeev Gandhi park in Sultanpur on Tuesday.

Exhorting the people to throw out the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, Singh said criminals ruled the State where no one was safe.

People from remote areas of the district turned up in large numbers to participate in the demonstration which was termed as the most successful show by the Congress against the Mulayam government so far. No empty space was seen anywhere in the park. Thousands of Congress activists had blocked the two main roads.

While on one side the road was blocked by prominent Congress leaders including Dr Sanjay Singh and MLA Rani Amita Singh, on the other, side Ram Singh and Jai Raj Gautam took charge and did not allow any vehicle to pass.

While addressing the gathering, Sanjay Singh said exploitation of party workers would not be tolerated. He said Sonia Gandhi was working for the welfare and betterment of people. She had given up the post of prime minister for people.

“We have to follow the foot steps of late Indira Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to achieve success,” he said.

He further said that Mualayam government was about to go and added that the Congress ‘Satyagrah’ would continue as this was the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi. He also asked Congress men to be ready to go to jail to save the people of Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Rani Amita Singh, MLA from Amethi, attacked the Mulayam government which, she said, would be remembered for ‘Ghotalas’ and criminilisation of the system.

Congressmen would take to the street to save the State, she added. She regretted that people of Sultanpur and Amethi had to suffer a lot when Sanjay Singh left the Congress. “Now we have decided to empower Rahul Gandhi to make the dreams of late Rajeev Gandhi come true,” she added.

People were seen holding placards with the slogan Nara hai Uttam Pradesh - Ghur Bhur mil kay lootay desh. They also shouted slogans like Mulayam Singh kay teen dalal, Amar, Azam aur Shivpal.

Former MP Ram Singh, while speaking on the occasion, referred to thrashing of party worker Piyush Pathak at kotwali and said if suitable action against the inspector was not taken within three days, the SP would not be allowed to work at his office. A ten-point memorandum was sent to the governor. The meeting was also addressed by Ram Sevak Dhobi MLA, Luxmikant Misra, Ram Lakhan Dubey, Shahid Asfaq, Allu Miya and Raj Kishor Singh. Abhishak Singh Rana, Ashok Upadhyay, OP Chaudhry Shiv Narain and Janardan Shukla were also present.

First Published: Jan 18, 2006 01:35 IST